United Kingdom Rambert Throws Open Its Doors for Open House Events at New South Bank Home
To mark the move to its new, purpose-built home near the National Theatre on London’s South Bank, dance company Rambert will be holding ‘open house’ with two weeks of dance-related events.
From 2 – 14 December visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building, to look at the archives of a company that dates back to 1926, and to watch dancers in class and at rehearsal.
There will also be discussions, lunchtime concerts, and classes in ballet and contemporary dance for children, teenagers and adults with and without previous dance experience. All the events are free, but booking in advance is necessary (www.rambert.org.uk/rambert_moves ).
Rambert’s world class dancers will be on display as they undertake their daily technique class, rehearse for upcoming performances and demonstrate the choreographic process as Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, creates new work in the studio.
The two week programme also includes performances of Mark Baldwin’s The Rite of Spring by the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, concerts by the Rambert Orchestra, renowned cellist David Cohen and London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts, and Vintage Rambert, a cross-arts performance piece created in response to Rambert’s Archive by young people aged 16-25.
There will be contributions from each of Rambert’s Associates, including an installation from inaugural Artist in Residence, Abigail Reynolds; a performance of a recent composition by Music Fellow, Cheryl Frances-Hoad; and a presentation by Scientist in Residence, Professor Nicola Clayton, about the links between movement, imagination and learning.
Workshops will be on offer for people of all ages, experienced dancers and those who are completely new to dance.
Industry experts will lead a programme of talks and panel discussions inspired by the Company’s ambitions for the new building including training and the development of dancers; music, art and dance as collaborative art forms; and science and art.
The capital project has been over twelve years in development and construction began in earnest in November 2011. The design is by award-winning architects Allies and Morrison and construction by Vinci Construction UK. The site on Upper Ground has been made available to Rambert by Coin Street Community Builders, one of the UK’s leading social enterprises, in return for a commitment to lead a significant community dance programme in the local area and for the peppercorn rent of one pair of ballet shoes per year.
All events are FREE, but booking is essential as capacity is limited.
All events can be viewed online at www.rambert.org.uk/rambert_moves
To book a place on any Rambert Moves event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.